A close cousin
of the troll
, the abuse sponge
(and its larger sibling the abuse mop
) revels in the acquisition of abuse
by any means necessary.
A fine distinction should be made between this character and a fancier of the more esoteric techniques of BDSM. The abuse sponge actively taunts, irritates, and otherwise incites abuse by constant antagonism.
Although commonly thought constrained to the person of a younger brother or sister, the abuse sponge has begun to appear at parties, offices, and area supermarkets. In each sighting, witnesses were able to subdue the offender by hurling cans of tomato puree, striking the abuse sponge about the head and shoulders and eventually stunning him into silence.